El Vez in Midtown Village is huge and kind of looks like the inside of the Please Touch museum, with brightly colored walls and a bicycle hanging from the ceiling. So it’s probably not the best idea for a casual weeknight dinner with a friend, but it’s definitely worthwhile for certain situations - like Happy Hour margaritas or a 30th birthday dinner. They serve upscale Mexican food, and we like their tacos quite a bit, but it’s definitely on the expensive side.
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Little Thai Market
Little Thai Market in Reading Terminal Market serves pad thai and an excellent salmon curry.
Termini Brothers Bakery
Termini Bros in Reading Terminal Market has great baked goods and pastries - especially cookies and cannolis.
The Grill At Smuckers
Smucker’s is a stand in Reading Terminal Market with great breakfast and roast beef sandwiches.
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Tequilas is a long-standing Mexican restaurant in a chandelier-covered building near Rittenhouse Square.
Cafe Ynez is a Mexican Spot where you can bring your own tequila to pair with one of their homemade mixers.
Lolita is a small Mexican spot in Midtown Village where you can split some solid tacos and a few margaritas with some friends.
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Double Knot is an all-day cafe with a basement izakaya that serves some of the best Japanese food in the city.
Alpen Rose is a small steakhouse in Midtown Village that looks like the inside of a retired Harvard professor’s personal library.
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